Amodeo was driven by his decision after Dolan had responded in disgust to a letter from the founder of a non-profit pro-LGBT group, who criticized Dolan for being anti-gay. Amodeo sent a letter to the Catholic Charities group admonishing Dolan.
“As someone who believes in the message of love enshrined in the teachings of Christ, I find it disheartening that a man of God would refuse to extend a pastoral arm to such youths,” he wrote.
Amodeo later told the AP that Dolan “failed to respond to a call for pastoral assistance, to answer the question, “What can we do together as a church and as a people for youths who are homeless?”
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 5 million unique readers per month and serves more than 19 million pageviews.